The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the busiest routes in its expanding network. The deal comes via a lease from Air Lease Corporation.
Rupert Hogg has stepped down as chief executive of Cathay Pacific. Hogg warned on Monday staff could be fired if they “support or participate in illegal protests” in Hong Kong.
Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the UK and US from next summer, which sees Delta join Virgin in serving Gatwick Airport together for the first time.
Boeing has said it will put development of the ultra-long-range 777-8 on hold. The decision comes after a review of the development programme schedule and of 777X customer needs.
British Airways’ first A350 aircraft is being put through its paces with extensive service trials ahead of it starting long-haul flying to Dubai on September 2nd. The airline took delivery of its newest aircraft featuring its latest generation business class seat, Club Suite, on July 29th.
Serko has announced an agreement with Southwest Airlines to provide NDC content in Zeno. Zeno will be the first online booking tool to provide Southwest content via the ATPCO New Distribution Capability Exchange.
An Airbus A321 operated by Ural Airlines has come down in a cornfield on the outskirts of Moscow after being struck by a flock of birds. Twenty-three people were injured in the incident, though there are no reports of fatalities.
There was growth in many areas of the operation, especially non-transatlantic international overflying traffic and transatlantic overflights, increasing by 6.5 per cent and five per cent respectively.
From now until the end of 2019, customers travelling on select flights in First from London Heathrow to New York JFK will be able to enjoy a selection of award-winning films, documentaries and travel programmes in 2D, 3D or 360° formats.
The agreement has been made possible by a recent decision by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to grant the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam CAT1 certification.
As the next step in its continuing support for Qantas’ distribution capabilities, Travelport has begun handling its first bookings with the carrier using IATA’s New Distribution Capability standard.
Seabourn Private Air, a new private chartered jet service available for exclusive transportation to-and-from ports of call, will open to bookings tomorrow. The service will also offer mid-voyage overland options for Seabourn cruises all over the world.